The Aurian Haller Band

Hymn for Those

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The Aurian Haller Band
Aurian Haller

Story

I've been lucky enough to have known a few of those people who run the world.  Not the politicians nor the pundits, but the ones who bake birthday cakes, who attend community meetings, and make soup for the old man down the hall.  For one reason or another, they're usually women.  This is their hymn.

Lyrics

 

 

Hymn for Those                                            

 

for those who step up when no one can find their feet

who cut off their hair and give up their seat

for those who leave gifts without ringing the bell

I know they are wishing me well

 

for those who leave plastic flowers until spring

without them the stones wouldn’t mean anything

they stand and remember when I forget

someone has to show some regret

 

I’ve drunk your wine and eaten your bread

and have occasionally slept in your bed

it’s too late to say but thanks anyway

it’s too late to say but thanks

 

for those who listen when there’s nothing to say

they know that I need to be heard from that way

and try to be gentle with my little poses

and drive me home when the bar closes

 

I’ve drunk your wine and eaten your bread

and have occasionally slept in your bed

it’s too late to say but thanks anyway

it’s too late to say but thanks

 

bridge (piano solo)

 

for those who can step outside of their skin

and take the trouble to let me in

we’re saved by the small gestures of beauty

the puddles that lead to the sea

 

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